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Alpha King Pale Ale - Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub

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Alpha King Pale AleAlpha King Pale Ale

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BA SCORE
95
world-class

5,123 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 5,123
Reviews: 1,675
rAvg: 4.26
pDev: 9.15%
Wants: 867
Gots: 560 | FT: 26
Brewed by:
Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub visit their website
Indiana, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Ale (APA) |  6.66% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
3 Floyd’s flagship beer, Alpha King is a big American pale ale that pours a deep amber with a creamy head. This ale is brewed with Centennial, Cascade, and Warrior hops giving it an intense citrus aroma and a crisp hoppy finish.

68 IBU

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 07-23-2000)
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look: 5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Looks beautiful, feels beautiful. Deep amber, almost brown, with plenty of head and sticky lace, the likes of which are unexpected outside of the draft world. Creamy, smooth, medium low carbonation and medium high body gives it a big smooth, and very soft, mouthfeel. Decently balanced, leans toward the dry side, and like Zobie Dust, low acidity. Piney, slightly catty, and at 6.6 ABV, a nice in-between all days and DIPAs. Wouldn't call it intense aroma, though. More understated and consistent with the flavor.

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look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

October 14, 2014

12 oz bottle; nonick pint glass

A – Dark amber to light brown, very bubbly, looks dense and malty, a lot like a scotch ale or a lighter barley wine. A couple centimeters of off-white head that disappears quickly, leaving light, lacy bubbles on top.

S – A lot of caramel / crystal malt, mildly sweet toffee, juicy, warm bread. Hops come in second, somewhat piney and resiny, citrus tones, moderate intensity.

T – Sweet and malty, again very reminiscent of some English barley wines, with some bright citrus and tropical hop flavors. Very well balanced. Caramel is quite present here as well.

M – Medium body, very juicy. Bitterness is fairly restrained until the finish, where it lingers in the aftertaste. Maltiness is prominent.

O – I love that this is a fairly high-hop flavor/bitterness beer that also really accentuates the malt, which is very flavorful without being overly sweet. I think it’s equally fit for summer BBQs and late fall campfires. Really excellent.

infinitebruner, Thursday at 06:30 PM
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Alpha King Pale Ale from Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
95 out of 100 based on 5,123 ratings.